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Couples announcements March 28, 2016



Montgomery and Charnetski

Estelle Isabella Lily Montgomery and Mat­thew David Charnetski of West Des Moines, Iowa, were married in a private ceremony March 18, 2016 in Phil­adelphia. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia Ann Higgins and David Montgomery, Eudora, Kansas. The groom is the son of the late De­borah Maupin Charnet­ski, Grinnell, Iowa, and Donald Charnetski of Grinnell, Iowa, and stepson of Claudia An­derson. A nonpartisan analyst for the Kansas State Legislature and also Iowa State Legislature, the bride is the assistant director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University and has completed coursework at the Drake University Law School. A Kappa Alpha Theta, she received a political science degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Missouri ­Kansas City. The groom received degrees in microbiology and ecology from Grinnell College and a graduate degree in medical simulation from Drexel Uni­versity. He served with the United States Ant­arctica Program from 2001 through 2008 before employment as a paramedic for the city of West Des Moines and simulation specialist for Des Moines Uni­versity. He currently is the director of the Standardized Patient Program and Clinical Simulation Center at the Nazarbayev University School of Medicine where he also is an assistant professor. The couple plan a summer reception and will reside in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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